Adel, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Adel, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Adel had a population of 4,800 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Adel is located at latitude 41.6071 and longitude -94.0119 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Adel (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of Adel (GNIS ID: 2393882) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Adel is located within Township of Adel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

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Adel, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,800
Population in Households 4,698
Population in Familes 3,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 1,040
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $60,519
Average Household Income $84,933
Per Capita Income $34,179


Total Housing Units 2,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,241 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 685 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $174,024
Average Home Value $210,950


Total Households 1,926
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,254
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 3.15% 3.21%
Households 3.08% 3.22%
Families 3.41% 3.15%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Adel, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adel to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 87 91st
Population Density # 281 72nd
Diversity Index # 335 67th
Median Household Income # 300 70th
Per Capita Income # 172 83rd

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